The Island of Elba
The Island of Elba
Breathtaking views and beaches with clear sea.
Between privacy and naturalistic beauty, Villa Elba can make feel unique emotions to its guests, but not only thanks to its comforts or its panorama. In fact, Villa Elba is located in a strategic position, near Marciana Marina’s Port, but there is a lot more to discover! If you want to travel around the island, it offers many wonderful views and beautiful beaches.
From Capo Bianco beach, in the northern part of the island, to the charming village of Capoliveri up to the panoramic road between Capo Sant’Andrea and Pomonte: they are all destinations that can not to be missed during a holiday on the island!
What to do on Elba Island
The Island of Elba with its only 224 sq. m offers enchanting views, some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy and a breathtaking hinterland that is part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park.
Beaches, museums, small villages: there are many great places you may discover, where you can admire an incredible spectacle of nature.
This beach is located on the north side of the island, it is composed of white pebble, and this offers a wonderful contrast to the spectacular clear water.
In fact, the seawater here is unbelievably transparent and it is an unmissable destination for snorkelers who can observe caves, ravines and very colorful fishes. The beach is about 300 meters long and in this landscape, on the right side there is a big cliff, which young people use to dive and which divides this beach from the other one, the Source beach. Source Beach, located on the left side, has a big sea stack, which is a magnificent destination for canoe and kayak lovers.
How to reach it? Sansone Beach is about 17 km to Villa Elba and can be reached by car along the provincial street Portoferraio-Enfola, you will see signs on the right.
You can park along the street or in the paying parking slots and then it is possible to reach your destination through a pedestrian road until the Source beach, then cross it and soon you will be at Sansone beach. Flip flops are not recommended because this stretch of road is slightly disconnected; it is much better to wear shoes that are more comfortable.
The beach of Fetovaia is located on the South-West side of the island and it is among the most suggestive beaches that Elba offers. It is about 300 meters long, characterized by a thin and white sand that fits perfectly into the natural setting of the Punta Fetovaia promontory.
This beach is a true Paradise thanks to its very clear seawater, which is often very calm thanks to the fact that it is sheltered from all the winds that touch the island.
Fetovaia is also an excellent beach especially for families as it is possible to find many services such as bathing facilities, sun beds, restaurants and parking (both free and not).
The beach is located on the opposite side of Elba Island compared to Villa Elba but it is only 30 minutes far by car.
Procchio beach is also located on the north side of the island and it is one of the largest and well-known beaches in Elba Island. It is particularly suitable for families bathing, as the seabed gently decreases towards the open sea and this makes it easier for parents controlling their children who play on the shore.
In addition, the beach has many services that provide many amenities: bathing establishments, bars, restaurants, and canoe and pedal boat rentals.
Another feature here is the continuous ventilation that makes the resort livable even during the hottest days.
The beach is 10 minutes far driving from our apartments. Furthermore, in summer the Marciana Marina’s municipality offers the Marebus service, which connects the center to the western locations of the island.
Wreck Beach (Pomonte)
Moving away from the classic white beaches perfect for families and children, the island offers a wilder landscape thanks to the beach of the Wreck.
This beach as well offers breathtaking sunsets but also a unique experience for everyone who love snorkeling. In fact, about 200 meters away from the coast there is the Elviscott shipwreck, which stranded on 10th of January 1972. This wreck lies from three to twelve meters depth and, diving there, it looks like to be in a full of colored fishes aquarium. You can easily reach it by swimming or with a pedal boat, as it is not far from the beach.
Reaching this beach from Villa Elba takes more time, about 40 minutes by car, but the show is really rewarding. Near the beach there are sun loungers and parasols, windsurf schools, bars, restaurants and free and paying parking.
Where to eatIf during your stay on the island, you want to enjoy an excellent fish dinner or a good lunch, refreshed by the sea breeze, here you will find some restaurants we recommend:
It is located in Marciana Marina, the nearest town to the structure, into the country’ s inland, but it is a required stop if you want to taste good fish cooked in both traditional ways and special combinations.
Rendez Vous Restaurant
This restaurant is located overlooking the Marciana Marina’ s port and – in addition to a beautiful view – it offers many fish dishes and an always-different daily special dish.
The Sottoscala Restaurant
As the island area is very small, we want to recommend to you this restaurant located in Porto Azzurro, which is about 35 minutes’ drive from the apartments of Villa Elba. It is a little restaurant, but here the owner puts all his love in his typical soup, which need to be cooked at least 4 hours; that is the reason why, it is possible to taste it only with an advance booking; you must absolutely find the time to taste it!
La Botte Gaia Restaurant
This restaurant too is about 35 minutes far by car from Villa Elba at Porto Azzurro, but its delights and the staff kindness deserve this little trip. Dishes based on fish or meat, sensational appetizers and delicious desserts: this restaurant is another stop not to be missed on the Island of Elba!
It is situated at the southern end of the Marina di Campo seafront, in an enviable position for the splendid view of the gulf, which can be enjoyed from the large glass-fronted dining room, the new outdoor terrace and the peaceful, quiet garden.
Seafood restaurant, directly from the fishing boats moored in front of the premises to the restaurant kitchen, a guarantee of freshness and quality. Traditional recipes with the best raw materials skilfully prepared by the chef.
From 8.30 to 12.30 Mon - Fri
+39 347 6955840
Località Le Sprizze 1
57033 Bagno-Sprizze (LI)
Isola d'Elba, Italy